Natale in Alto Adige

When we woke up Saturday morning, it was a chilly, but pretty dry morning in Firenze.  We jumped in the car rather early and headed north, in hopes of seeking out a(nother) Christmas market.  However, only 15 minutes north of Florence, the weather completely transformed.  There were at least 6 inches of snow on the ground and cars like us (i.e. without snow tires or chains) were driving cautiously.  It made for a slow travel day, but the scenery was absolutely gorgeous!  The Tuscan hillsides were covered in powder and it got me dreaming of ski trips in the future.  Our first stop of the day was in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Mantova, a beautiful city surrounded by lakes.  Next, we made our way to Trento, a town in the Alto Adige region famous for its Christmas market and skiing (we WILL be returning later this season to enjoy the white stuff!)… [Read More]